West Virginia seeks to open flood insurance to the private market

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States begin taking matters into their own hands when it comes to flood protection As U.S. federal lawmakers continue to work to find a solution to the problems facing the National Flood Insurance Program, states are beginning to take steps to address these issues on their own. Typically, homeowners can only find the flood protection they need through the federal program. The program, however, is crippled by debt that has made it nearly impossible for the program to provide coverage adequately. Because federal lawmakers have been slow to resolve the…

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West Virginia legislators decry rising flood insurance rates

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State lawmakers to confront Congress regarding rising premiums Lawmakers in West Virginia are beginning to express their concerns regarding rising flood insurance rates. The state’s House of Delegates plans to urge Congress to address the issue in the coming year, but whether federal lawmakers will seek to mitigate the pressure of higher insurance premiums is an uncertain matter. West Virginia lawmakers suggest that homeowners and businesses alike are suffering under the financial pressure associated with higher insurance premiums and this pressure is only expected to grow as premiums continue to…

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